Human Services - Financial Assistance
318 Knight Avenue North
P.O. Box 340
Thief River Falls, MN 56701-0340
- Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP): A combination of both cash and food assistance, MFIP provides
temporary assistance to qualifying families. MFIP is a work focused program with the goal of moving families
toward self-suffeciency through employment.
- General Assistance (GA): Provides monthly cash assistance to people who cannot work due to disability
- Minnesota Supplemental Assistance (MSA): MSA provides monthly cash assistance to people over age 65, blind or
disables and who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security payments.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Support): Assistance to supplement individual or family food budgets and improve nutrition.
Benefits cannot be used to purchase alcoholic beverages, tobacco, pet food or non-food items.
Varies for each program and is based on income, assets and other qualifying factors. Individuals must complete a formal
application to determine eligibility
Online application for financial assistance
2016-2017 County MFIP Biennial Service Agreement